The Caribbean Tourism Organization Foundation was established in 1997 as a not-for-profit corporation, registered in the State of New York, formed exclusively for charitable and educational purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Led by a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation’s first set of scholarships and study grants were awarded in 1998.

2020 Scholarships Grants

The CTO Scholarship Foundation wishes to thank everyone who submitted applications for the 2020 scholarships and grants. The awardees are below:


Antonia Pierre, Dominica - the Bonita Morgan Scholarship to study tourism management at the University of the West Indies.
Allyson Jno Baptiste, Dominica - the Audrey Palmer Hawks Scholarship to study hospitality management at Monroe College in New York. She will begin her studies online.


Jenneil Gardener, Jamaica - study grant for a programme in tourism management at the University of the West Indies.
Venessa Richardson, Saint Lucia - a study grant for courses in hospitality management at Monroe College in Saint Lucia.
Chelsea Esquivel, Belize - study grant for her studies in culinary and gastronomic sciences at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Galway, Ireland.


Our Objective

The Foundation supports individuals who are nationals of CTO member countries interested in pursuing studies in tourism, hospitality and foreign language training, who demonstrate high levels of academic achievement and leadership, and who express a strong interest in making a contribution to the development of Caribbean tourism.

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Scholarship & Grant Awardees

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Chevany Lewis
Chevany Lewis
After receiving the CTO Study Grant, I was able to attend and complete the first year of my studies at the University of Technology. I made new friends and memorable experiences while focusing on my classes. This grant also…
Davina Layne
Davina Layne
The CTO scholarship was pivotal in allowing me to achieve one of my life goals. Over fifteen years ago when I began studies at the Bachelor’s level, I knew that it was in this field that I wanted to concentrate my career…
Geanroy Browne
Geanroy Browne
Firstly, let me extend my gratitude and thanks to the Caribbean Tourism Organisation for awarding me the grant in 2012/2013 to assist with my studies while at University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. I graduated…
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CTO Scholarship Foundation Awards Five Caribbean Students for 2020/2021

NEW YORK, NY (August 10, 2020) -- The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Scholarship Foundation is awarding two scholarships and three study grants for 2020/21 despite the fundraising challenges that the organisation has endured during the COVID-19 crisis. The five students receiving funds will be studying tourism and hospitality management as well as culinary arts at universities in the U.S., the Caribbean and Ireland.